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KARINE OF SCOTS
Karine Polwart’s had a lower profile for the past couple of years, but Colin Irwin finds out that it’s all about to change. With cake.

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Here’s what’s in fRoots, No. 346, April 2012

THE EDITOR’S BOX
Ian Anderson’s comment column.
fROOTS PLAYLIST
Recent stuff we like.
CHARTS & LISTS
Specialist and general roots music album sales and airplay charts.
REVIEWS
Our key section reviewing all the latest CDs and more - loads bite the dust. No punches pulled!
ROOTING ABOUT
What's happening: packed pages of festivals, gigs, tours, radio, CDs and all kinds of roots-related stuff. The most you'll find anywhere…
fROOTS 39
The latest in our series of sought-after compilations, which you can download to enjoy on your computer or mp3 player or burn to CD – the download includes artwork for a slimline case and label.
FESTIVAL SUPPLEMENT
A record 37 extra pages of diary listing – over 400 events – and detailed advertising on 2012’s UK and European folk, roots & world music events.
ROOT SALAD
A cross-section of featurettes: the 10th anniversary of BBC Radio 3's World Routes with Lucy Duran, young English folkster Maz O’Connor, Little Axe's Skip McDonald, Italian good-time blues purveyors Veronica & The Red Wine Serenaders, Danish/Finnish/American trio The American Café Orchestra, and Greek star Eleftheria Arvanitaki answering the Rocket Launcher questions.
KARINE OF SCOTS
Karine Polwart’s had a lower profile for the past couple of years, but Colin Irwin finds out that it’s all about to change. With cake.
BELLOWFEET!
Quebec’s powerhouse La Bottine Souriante have come roaring back with a new album. Tony Montague hears why those boots are still smiling.
VOCAL PERSONS
Topic’s seminal 20-volume Voice Of The People series has just seen four more additions. Jo Breeze talks to some of the key people involved.
LANGUAGE LAB
Turkish big band Kardes Türküler are as much about cultural politics as music – not that the music suffers! Nick Hobbs talks to them about languages and more.
WORLD OF WALES
‘We’re not specifically a Welsh folk band. We play world music really,” say Jamie Smith’s Mabon (from Wales). Sarah Coxson nods sagely.
SABAH KA’AMATAN
An event with a difference! Jak Kilby took his camera to a Harvest Festival in Sabah, Borneo, East Malaysia.
THE FOLKAHOLIC
Fiddle player Kristian Bugge is Danish music’s multi-tasker in chief, playing in more bands at one time than he can probably remember. Chris Nickson draws a deep breath and lists some of the man’s achievements.
BIFF!
Our exclusive cartoon strip.
Plus dozens of pages of essential adverts.

 

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